30 poems in 30 days: NaPoWriMo

A classic red cruiser: the Schwinn Phantom. Th...
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I just realized that this, being April, is National Poetry Month- and so the NaPoWriMo or National Poetry Writing Month challenge is ON! “Participants attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.”   i like how they say “attempt.”  How gentle.  😉   I’m going to do this one,  though I’m 4 days late.  I hope you don’t mind- I may throw in lyrics occasionally too- as I am supposed to be finishing 3 songs this week before recording next.   Ah  yes, recording… am finishing my CD this month too!  Taking this on will be a true challenge.   But I put it off year after year, and this time, I want to do it.

To catch up, I’ll first post a poem that I just edited/finalized- though I didn’t start it from scratch today.  I do promise to write and post 30 from scratch this month though!  This one harkens back to my days in Sacramento, riding my favorite cruiser, and being passed by a siren of a girl riding her cruiser too  😉

Grrl Cruising

Brunette beach is rolling in ~
no faster than a single speed
can crest, its smooth mint frame
and chrome shiny handle bars
grabbed wide for laying back
riding low and just before beyond,
behind everything that once


Phase un-phasing, cycle un-snaking
sinoidal.  Unflappable, she rides

~ oscillation onyx ~

hair waving, turning wide, leaning into
the red, the highlight, the backside of creshendo,
apex basking in slow motion glow.

She rides in pocket & groove
between bell & basket
assailing swells on panting pavement
the magnanimous magnolia
& its julep on a cruiser~

polka dots scream- jumping from her dress
to mine, this thirst, this rhythm
this hands-free life.


Author: tara linda

musician, poet, art and jewelry-maker

22 thoughts on “30 poems in 30 days: NaPoWriMo”

  1. I had no idea that there was a writing event for National Poetry month. That’s really cool! I had always wanted to write a poem everyday for it… and I was going to do it last year but Script Frenzy got in the way, this year I’ll make it up.
    Like your poem, such a basic activity told so wonderfully!

    Keep it up!

  2. Thank you J.R.! It inspires me to hear/see others doing the same. 😉
    I think the thing that’s going to help me through is to just write quickly, leaving the critic in the dust; not editing like usual. Thank you!!

    1. Thank you Pandamoniumcat! funny- poems allow me the freedom to be abstract, where lyrics don’t. 😉 And thank you on the music & art kudos (i’ll tell the artist;) Visiting you next…

  3. invite you to share 1 to 3 poems to Jingle Poetry potluck now.

    first time participants can use old poems or poems unrelated to the theme.

    free style commenting,

    hope to see you share.


    look at the side bar in my blog, find Jingle Poetry…

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